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Last night, Fairview attended the 4th Annual Winemag Wine Label Design Awards at the Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm in Stellenbosch, and walked away with a Gold (Wine in a Series) for our Single Vineyard Range and a Silver (Wine Selling for over R80) for...

Last week, the winemakers invited our office team to come for a cellar tour and explore all the happenings during the busy time that is harvest. In South Africa, harvest happens during the summer time, typically between late January and mid-March, depending on a whole...

Recently, Flight Network included our tasting room in their 'fool-proof' guide to spending 72 hours in Cape Town! We're so excited to find our Fairview Tasting Room among those on the bucket list destinations! . According to Flight Network, which is Canada’s leading online international travel...

2018 marks the 20th vintage of Goats Do Roam. Have you ever heard the tale of how the brand came to be? The idea of Goats do Roam first came about in the late 1990′s during a casual conversation between Fairview owner Charles Back and his UK importer...

Recently, we sat down with our Chief Winemaker, Anthony de Jager, to ask him a few questions. Anthony joined Fairview as winemaker in December 1996. He has since partaken in many of Fairview’s pioneering endeavours. He was involved in the making of La Beryl straw wine,...

Have you ever read about the story of our Fairview crest? Our crest embodies all of our values in a timeless design. The crest forms the heart of the entire Fairview range, has a distinctive agricultural feel and conveys the essential elements that encompass Fairview. Here is...

Recently, we planted a new vineyard. As you can imagine, this doesn't happen all that often, so the occasion becomes quite auspicious on the farm. The process may seem straightforward - dig a couple of holes, put some baby grapevines in them and fill the...

Recently, one of our longest standing tasting room hosts (both literally and figuratively), Lyn Brodovcky wrote a memoir of her time at Fairview over the last 19 years. Here’s what she has to say: Hi. I am Lyn, one of the longest ‘surviving’ staff members at Fairview....

The wine is called Goats do Roam. No, not Côtes-du-Rhône. And yes, it was always intended to be like that. As you’ll know by now, I’ve always enjoyed tweaking sensibilities – French or otherwise. Goats Do Roam was born out of my love for my...

Today we are celebrating this robust, flavourful grape with the release of our new vintage of Bloemcool Tinto Fino Tempranillo 2014 – a wine that sold out as quickly as it hit our Tasting Room last year! We introduced the maiden Bloemcool range in 2015, and...

Saturday, 14th October marks National Pinotage Day – a day to celebrate South Africa’s specialty, a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. First crossed in 1925 in the gardens of local scientist Abraham Perold, the variety has gone on to be both loved and misunderstood....